December 2014

CPAP Mask is Irritating my Skin!

CPAP Mask is Irritating my Skin! I recently saw a young lady with red, irritated skin around the nose and mouth, where the CPAP (Continuous Pressure Airway Pressure) mask comes in contact with the face. Such irritation commonly occurs in patients with sensitive skin, environmental allergy, excessive sweating, and higher pressure requirement. This can be […]

Starting CPAP Therapy? You Should See a Sleep Specialist – a Study.

Starting CPAP Therapy? You Should See a Sleep Specialist – a Study. A recent study published in Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine looked at various cues that the CPAP users found important from treatment initiation and adherence standpoint. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a common sleepdisorder for which continuous positive airway pressure(CPAP) therapy is the […]

New Research Links Insomnia to Sleep Apnea

New Research Links Insomnia to Sleep Apnea We do not associate insomnia with obstructive sleep apnea, but a recent study by Dr. Barry Krakow (Mayo Clinic Proceedings) showed the role of OSA in causing and perpetuating insomnia. Krakow investigated 1,210 insomnia patients who were unable to fall asleep or stay asleep using sleep aids. Subsequently, […]
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